AIS Operation and Maintenance Introductory Course

Course Code: CCS 11/00

Duration: 50 Hr 10D

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the trainee will understand the objectives of installing the Automatic Identification System (AIS), and the operation theory of the AIS system and the system benefits and limitations. Also, the trainee after finishing this course will be able to cope with the AIS’s built in software and application practically to take the decision based on the AIS delivered information. The trainee will gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills of the AIS electronic maintenance in the second part of this course. This part of this course provides both theoretical and practical training on the first line troubleshooting of the AIS unit starting from the electronic components to the assembly level to build small electronics circuit reaching to the AIS main circuit troubleshooting.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to AIS system (Concept).
  • Introduction to ECDIS and radar.
  • AIS Ship Installations.
  • Uses of the AIS at sea.
  • Fundamentals of electronic components and circuits.
  • Basic electronic circuit design and measurements.
  • Electronic circuit tracing.
  • Introduction to analog and digital communication.
  • Antenna types and feed lines.
    Electrical health and safety.
  • Fault finding in AIS Circuits.
  • Software maintenance.

Course Exercises

  1. The participant will be able to use and operate the AIS.
  2. The Practical operational procedures on the followings:
  • Electronic circuits design and tracing.
  • Electronic circuit welding.
  • Trace and troubleshoot the basic electronic circuits of the AIS equipment and technically reporting the AIS faults.

Entry Requirements
 The trainees should be officers in charge of navigational watch, or experienced nautical officers. Other persons with responsible duties in navigation work (Pilots), in addition to the attendance of this course should has basic knowledge in electronics

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